These are my del.icio.us links for November 30th
- Use WordPress to Create Amazing Sites – WordPress Arena –
Some more inspiring sites and tools for WordPress development.
- NewTeeVee’s Next Big Thing List for 2009 –
Worth a read for anyone interested in the future of online television.
- Listorious: Discover the Best Twitter Lists –
The first, and probably best directory of awesome lists on Twitter.
- populair.eu –
Great set of links for multiple topics inc. web design, software, gadgets, news, social, music & video.
- 8 ways to make WordPress easier to use for your clients –
Useful for a couple of projects, and a good demonstration of the power of WordPress as a great content management system.
These are my del.icio.us links for November 16th
- 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…in Spotify –
This guy has found 785 of the 1001 albums we’re all meant to hear before we die (according to a recent book), as Spotify links. Awesome.
- thiscyborglife – Gizmodo –
This week, Gizmodo is exploring the enhanced human future in a segment we call This Cyborg Life. It’s about what happens when we treat our body less as a sacred object and more as what it is: Nature’s ultimate machine.
- Joomla Developer’s Toolbox – Smashing Magazine –
My new hobby, and once again Smashing Mag has the ultimate article on how it all works.
- Ultimate Round-Up Of 60 Excellent Gimp Tutorials | Tutorials | instantShift –
I’m hoping to get a laptop soon, that’ll only run Open Source software. This list will come in handy.
- Color Scheme Designer 3 –
Mmmm – colour schemes! Useful for an upcoming project.
These are my del.icio.us links for October 5th
- Things you didn’t know VLC media player can do – ElaKiri Community –
My favourite media player has some secret special moves, and here’s a list of them.
- How to Write a Facebook Application in 5 Minutes – Facebook Apps Tutorial for Non-Developers –
Oooh – interesting! Might have a go at this.
- ignore the code –
Some excellent learnings here into how users read & write comments. Lots of other usability findings. Numberlicious.
- Touch | Interaction with RFID and NFC –
An amazing resource for those interested in this space.
- Let Me Google That For You –
Neat little tool that creates videos of the search queries your lazy friends really should have done first before asking you.
These are my del.icio.us links for September 2nd
- Hack This Site! –
A brave concept – education through civil disobedience. These brave people train hackers by inviting them to hack their own site!
- Designing for Social Traction (slide deck) – Bokardo –
Definitely worth a read if you're a developer or have clients looking to launch a new online service.
- TwitterKeys: Enhance your Twitter conversations – The Next Web –
A handy reference guide to putting nice images in your tweets.
- Dropular – Media Bookmarking –
My new favourite source of inspiration. I urge you to check it out now.
- TutorialMagazine.com – Photoshop Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide –
Man, this article reminded me how much I miss Photoshop. I need to fix my computer.
I read about Foldit in Wired US yesterday, a game that takes the foundations laid by SETI@home, which uses thousands of computers’ idle time to decode frequencies from Space, and crowdsources solutions to the protein folding problems that are currently baffling the smartest machines in the world.
The difference with Foldit is that it’s not PC idle time that is tapped into here, but players’ idle time. There is no algorithm that can yet match humans’ depth perception; natural ability to recognise patterns; and see causal links in their actions. These traits make us humans the ideal CPU to solve these ‘protein-puzzles’:
Foldit provides a series of tutorials in which the player manipulates simple protein-like structures, and a periodically updated set of puzzles based on real proteins. The application displays a graphical representation of the protein’s structure which the user is able to manipulate with the aid of a set of tools.
As the structure is modified, a “score” is calculated based on how well-folded the protein is, based on a set of rules. A list of high scores for each puzzle is maintained. Foldit users may create and join groups, and share puzzle solutions with each other; a separate list of group high scores is maintained.
Indeed, the creators report that groups working together have led to breakthroughs not matched by either individuals or heavy-duty computing power. It is the power of the engaged-masses that the Baker Lab, research team behind the game are hoping will bring forth potential cures for HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Alzheimer’s.
More info on the game and it’s background on their Science Portal.
Does this remind anyone of War Games?
These are my del.icio.us links for May 27th
- PHP Tutorial – Echo –
I am learning PHP to create my first WordPress plugin. Sometimes my geekiness knows no bounds.
- Windows Alt Key Codes –
Because you know it makes sense to bookmark pages like this.
- How to Build Your Own WordPress Widget | Johnathan Andersen Design | WordPress Designer and Developer –
Very useful for a little side project I’m working on. For a sneak peek see http://digitalcortex.net/plugins
- CRINID | 12 icebreakers to kick-start your Brainstorm –
Some interesting ideas about how to ‘dis-incorporate’ brainstorm meetings, and get attendees warmed up quickly.
- Creative Digital Technology and Web Design –
Web to Mobile / Mobile to Web agency who have built some of the best integrated creatives.